Consultant Interview: Anthony
We have asked our Recruitment Consultants to share their experiences and knowledge within the industry, and the first of our interviews is with Anthony Brooks the Managing Consultant for General Insurance, Legal and Loss Adjusting recruitment.
How long have you worked in Recruitment?
I have worked in recruitment since 2014.
Tell us how you started in the industry?
I initially worked as an Operations Manager within a temp recruitment firm, specialising in health care workers.
What was/is the biggest change in the recruitment or insurance industry you have witnessed?
Global economic influence introduced more apprehension for candidates to make the final step in career changes but we're seeing that confidence has returned, especially with candidates that have worked with us previously and already have the confidence in our team to place them in roles that are a perfect fit.
Where do you think the industry is heading?
Recruitment, as with any industry goes in cycles, so at the minute I would say a lot of firms are taking the reins and using their own in house recruitment teams. However, a lot of the bigger firms do not have access to the data and contacts we do, and they ultimately, do come back and use our services. All the while we deal with smaller clients and are able to offer bespoke recruitment solutions for them.
Technology influence, how did you think this has/will change (good/bad) the future of the industry?
You can now apply for a jobs in a multitude of locations with the addition of apps on smartphones, meaning the market is very candidate friendly, which is all driven through technology.
What makes a good recruiter?
Transparency. You have to be open, honest and human with candidates and clients. It can’t be just about “The Fee”.
Top 3 job search tips for candidates.
- Don’t pigeon hole your skill set, think outside of the box.
- Don’t worry about what you can’t do but concentrate on the skills you have and what you can do.
- Be honest with yourself.
Writen by: Anthony Brooks on 2019-10-09
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